BUILDING A QUALITY ENVIRONMENT AT HOME

Language Development: Supporting children ages zero to three

Supporting Language Development They may not sound like they’re speaking any language you’ve ever heard before, but your child is listening to and communicating with you from their very first days. Children are building the foundation of their language skills through their sounds, cries, and gestures and by observing those communicating with them. It is …

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About Reading is Fundamental

What is Reading is Fundamental? Young children go through a methodical journey when learning how to read. First comes the introduction to language through the sounds of parents and caregivers and then eventually children start to speak their first words and later, sentences. This is called emerging literacy and it is the foundation of all …

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Social Emotional Development: Supporting children ages zero to three

Supporting Social Emotional Development It is amazing how much children grow and learn in their first five years! Parents and caretakers may feel at times that they’re looking at and caring for a new little person every day! This is because your child is developing at an incredible rate- mentally, physically, and emotionally- gaining greater …

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Supporting Children Ages 0 to 3: Cognitive Development

Early Development in Babies and Toddlers We hear the term child development a lot, but you may be thinking, what exactly does that cover? Child development refers to an expansion of physical, cognitive, psychological, and socioemotional skills that lead to increased competence, autonomy, and independence for a child. From conception to birth and through early …

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It’s You I Like, Valentine’s Day Celebrations for the Whole Family

It’s You I Like, Valentine’s Day Celebrations for the Whole Family It’s here, the season of white, red, pink and often glittery hearts. The time of year when we may emphasize just how much we love those around us with a little extra enthusiasm. February seems like a needed break in what can feel like …

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What Is Sesame Street in Communities?

Sesame Street is an instantly recognizable institution of early childhood education. The program has been welcomed into homes for its school-readiness and life lessons taught by warm and hilarious characters for over 50 years. Targeted to families with children in the formative early years, the content has always addressed early development while adapting to the …

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How To Use Powerful Interactions

Quality relationships between children and the adults in their lives create a Powerful Interactions framework, which has a strong effect on a child’s brain development and ongoing learning. These interactions can occur between parents, caregivers and other adults in a child’s life. What is the Powerful Interactions Framework? The Powerful Interactions framework was developed by …

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